Municipal Water Rates – 2012
Residential Water Rates
5,000 Galons Per Month
There are more than 750 local water authorities in Oklahoma. There isn’t a comprehensive database of water costs, but data from the Oklahoma Municipal League offers a snapshot of the rates residential and business customers pay each month.
The data, based on surveys the Municipal League conducts every other year, shows a wide range in water costs.
The lowest residential rates were reported in Gage, a tiny town of 440 people in far western Oklahoma, where residents pay $8.60 for 5,000 gallons a month.
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How important are the Oklahoma Water Resources Board’s financing programs for local water projects across the state?
Since 1985, close to $3 billion in low-interest loans have been secured for projects ranging from $80,000 for a water tower in rural Custer County, to $65 million for a new water treatment plant in Broken Arrow.
For Broken Arrow, going through the state programs instead of shopping for a loan itself will save close to $20 million in interest. That’s because the state has a better credit rating than most cities and towns.
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Beryl Ford Collection/Tulsa City-County Library
American Airlines D-6 at the Tulsa Municipal Airport flight line in 1945.
American Airlines in February detailed a bankruptcy-restructuring plan that eliminated 2,100 jobs from its Tulsa maintenance base.
Workers are worried about their jobs, and business leaders are concerned layoffs could mean losing about 10 percent of the area’s aerospace workforce.
And while the bulk of the base’s employees live in big-city Tulsa, the bankruptcy could have a much bigger impact on small towns, data show.
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